When disaster strikes: a year responding to emergencies

Blogs article written on the 29 May 2014

Photo: Chee Chee Leung/OxfamAUS

Interstate or can’t make the event? Oxfam will live stream the event via this blog. To access, bookmark this link and check back at 6.30pm, Thursday 5 June.

Please join us at the State Library of Victoria on Thursday 5 June to hear about your support in action. [iframe src=”https://new.livestream.com/accounts/4972777/events/3040649/videos/52952939/player”] Typhoon Haiyan Dr Helen Szoke, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive, will share her first-hand account of time spent in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon Haiyan hit the coastal communities of The Philippines more than six months ago. More than 6,190 people lost their lives, and almost 4.1 million people were forced from their homes. Like most disasters, Typhoon Haiyan has hit the poorest and most vulnerable people the hardest. Oxfam deployed an emergency team and executed a long-term response thanks to overwhelming support from Oxfam supporters. Syria Crisis Steph Cousins, Humanitarian Advocacy Lead, will report on how we have supported over 1 million people on the ground in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, and what Oxfam is doing to end the Syria Crisis. Since the conflict began more than two and a half years ago more than 100,000 Syrians have lost their lives Oxfam are on the ground in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, giving desperately needed emergency assistance, including  water, sanitation and hygiene programs, as well as direct cash support to vulnerable families to help them afford safe housing and buying basic goods for their families. Event Details: When: Thursday 5 June Where: State Library of Victoria – The Village Roadshow Theatrette Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start, until 730pm Light refreshments provided RSVP by 30 May to secure your seat Places are strictly limited Email events@oxfam.org.au Call 1800 088 110